Working Out With Hair Extensions
Don’t Sweat About Your Hair Extensions While You’re Working Out
Heading to the gym is a part of most people’s daily routine. Some people believe that their excessive sweat and intense workouts make hair extensions a non option. Whether you’re an avid crossfitter, spinner, or treadmill enthusiast, you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for fitness. Hair extensions can be a part of any lifestyle, even active ones, with the proper care and maintenance.
Take Out Clip In Hair Extensions
While you don’t have to, removing your clip in hair extensions before your workout will make your life much easier. There’s no reason to deal with a tangled, sweaty mess if you can remove them and avoid it all together, especially when over washing your extensions can actually damage them.
Minimize Exposure To Sweat
Tape in hair extensions can’t be removed like clip in extensions, but that shouldn’t keep you from working out. To increase the lifespan of your extensions, try to minimize their exposure to sweat. Your sweat is salty, acidic and can dry out your hair extensions if not washed promptly.
To minimize your extension’s exposure to sweat, keep your hair off your forehead and neck. Put your hair in a ponytail or bun and wear a bandana to absorb excess sweat. Headbands are also great for keeping your hair off your skin and minimizing sweat absorption.
Don’t Pull Your Hair Too Tight
While you want to wear your hair up, don’t pull too tight. Pulling at your hair can damage the adhesive and help your extensions fall out prematurely.
Avoid Saunas and Steam Rooms
Much like pulling can damage adhesive, the humidity of saunas and steam rooms can melt the adhesive. If you exercise outdoors and in direct sunlight, the heat from the sun can also damage the adhesive. When the adhesive melts, your extensions will slip and the bonding site will become more noticeable. There is nothing securely holding your tape in extensions in place and they will begin falling out.
If you love saunas and steam rooms more than anything, you can try wearing a swim cap to protect your extensions from the steam. They won’t last as long as extensions that were free from humidity, but it will prolong their life.
Protect Your Hair From Chemicals and Tangles
Many women believe swimming just isn’t an option if they have tape in hair extensions. This isn’t true. Chlorine can dry out your extensions and damage the adhesive, but wearing a swim cap can negate some of the effects.
Wearing a swim cap also keeps your hair from tangling and matting while you swim. This saves you precious time detangling, brushing, and cleaning your extensions after your workout.
Clean and Care For Your Extensions
After a workout, it is imperative you clean and care for your extensions. Extended exposure to chlorine and sweat can not only dry out your hair extensions, but damage the adhesive keeping the extensions attached to your head.
Be sure to wash your extensions with a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner after a workout. If you go swimming in a chlorine pool, use a deep conditioning mask once a month to retain shine and softness
Have Your Hair Extensions Professionally Installed
Using salon quality hair extensions and hair pieces is the easiest way to ensure your hair extensions last. The second easiest way is to have a salon professional install them. Our hair extensions can only be used by licensed cosmetologists who have completed our training course. It covers blending, shaping, and installation to make sure your hair extensions look good and last.
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